Thursday, August 14, 2008

Taj Mahal: Largest LEGO Set Ever Created

From geekology, Dwarfing even the 5,195 piece Millennium Falcon, comes LEGO's newest, and largest, set ever: The Taj Mahal. Weighing in at 5,922 pieces, the $300 set ships mid September. But the thing that gets me is that it's only 20" wide and 16" tall. That's not very big.

The famous Taj Mahal palace of India is known all over the globe for its incredible beauty and elegance. Now you can recreate this modern wonder of the world for yourself! Designed for experienced builders, the LEGO Taj Mahal model features advanced building techniques, rare elements and colors, and realistic details of architecture. With over 5,900 pieces, the Taj Mahal makes an awesome addition to any LEGO collection!

As I'm sure many of you know, Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum built by Indian Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife. Touching, I may build this set in remembrance of a favored pet. But the wife -- Pfft -- she'll be lucky to get a DUPLO grave marker.

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1 comment:

Octopunk said...

That is so sweet! I love the tiles on the outermost bit of ground. They're the bases of those flat turntables. It's one of many examples of the Lego company using ideas that the AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) community thunk up.